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Spring Training Notes 2/13: Indians set plans to manage workload for pitchers

Now that the grounds crew has prepped and rubbed dirt on the new set of spring training baseballs, it is just about time to commence the 2017 MLB season. The IBI's John Alfes has the latest news and notes from day two in Goodyear, AZ...

With the first official pitchers and catchers workout slated for Tuesday, it was a rather calming day at the Cleveland Indians spring training complex in Goodyear, AZ.

Training at the facility on Monday included the likes of Andrew Miller, Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and more.

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- Carrasco and Danny Salazar are estimated to throw 30 innings this spring, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian. Both pitchers spent substantial time on the disabled list nursing a fractured right hand (Carrasco) and right forearm strain (Salazar) toward the end of the regular season and playoffs.

- Kluber and Josh Tomlin will have early limitations in regards to their pitch counts over the course of February and early March. Trevor Bauer will be the lone arm in the starting rotation without any restrictions.

- Tentatively scheduled to pitch on February 25 against the Cincinnati Reds, Miller has already gotten a head start on the campaign by hurling six bullpen sessions these past few weeks. The 31-year-old will leave the team in March to represent Team USA at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.  

- Due to their heavy workloads in last year's postseason, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw and other primary relievers will be monitored and pitch in simulated games rather than Cactus League contests in the early stages of camp.

- Carlos Santana has decided to change agencies and transition from Wasserman Media Group to Octagon, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.


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